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Before dark

June 13, 2010

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“Some say Turtle live forever. His children say he carries Mother Earth on his back through space as a reward for his courage and kindness.” ~ Native American Legend THINKING of TURTLES I have lately been thinking of turtles. This began when a box turtle, snatched from the center line of  a country road, peed […]

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An intercession of poems

June 13, 2010

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Everything else seems too wordy lately. This happens to me sometimes. So, just poems or would-be poems, for now.

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Another train

June 13, 2010

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ANOTHER TRAIN My ink-stained hands hear the sound of the railroad, another train passing through my town here at the middle of nowhere and everything. On the porch, the perfect circles of Honduran cigar smoke smell like dirt and bourbon, the sun a vast memory, the cold dark triumphant. I have been here on the […]

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A real ball

June 10, 2010

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This Nike ad is wonderfully, almost absurdly entertaining. In fact, its three minutes of video are more diverting, engaging and absorbing than most prime-time TV shows and not a few full-length Hollywood movies. It’s also a master class in the fine art of segmented video editing. It also makes me want to troop down to […]

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Trapped!

June 8, 2010

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A long time ago, in a newsroom far, far away, I was convinced to dress up as Captain Von Trapp. Well, it wasn’t that long ago. And the dressing up actually took place at Magic Makers, a national costume shop in Huntington, W.Va., a place that can turn you into almost anything. And I should […]

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Out of nothing

June 5, 2010

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Something from Nothing I want to see if it is possible to be a nobody from nowhere. Creating something out of nothing for someone who might be anywhere. ~ the cardinal of crowes

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Italian butterflies

June 3, 2010

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“Faralle” (Butterflies) by Italy’s Compagnia TPO, presented by ArKtype, promises to be one of the more unusual family-friendly multimedia experiences at FestivALL Charleston, the citywide cultural event June 18 to 27. The performance troupe will invite a select number of children to join them on-stage at the Clay Center’s Walker Theater in the hi-tech environment […]

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Treating exuberance

May 27, 2010

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A new tool in the battle against excessive exuberance and consistently chirpy people.

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Coffee in Sunlight

May 27, 2010

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Kathleen Coffee in the Perpetual Sunlight of the River | Haddad Riverfront Park, Charleston, W.Va., May 22, 2010 | click bigger

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The Art of Volcanoes

May 17, 2010

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This is flat out lovely and terrible, when you think about it, helped by the fact that it stars Mother Nature in a ferocious mood. The song is a solo piece by Sigur Ros’s lead singer, Jónsi Birgisson. The song is called “Kolnidur.”

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